ECNC Update, Vol. 23, N 7

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Volume 23, № 7 – October 2016


Stakeholders discuss actions and cooperation at Second Boreal Seminar

The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania held the second Boreal Seminar (5 to 7 October 2016) which was attended by 73 experts from stakeholder organizations across the five Boreal Member States – Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia.

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Bosland conference – increasing opportunities for nature and society

The Flemish Agency for Nature and Forests, with ECNC and BOS+, co-organized the conference ‘Passion for Nature’, held in Lommel, Belgium, from 12 to 14 October 2016.

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Draft results of restoration study presented at workshop

ECNC participated in a workshop in Brussels оn 28 September 2016 to present the draft outputs of the study Technical support in relation to the promotion of restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020.

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Ecosystem services: We must now deliver societal impact

From 19 to 23 September 2016, more than 600 participants from all over the world made their way to the University of Antwerp to take part in  the joint OpenNESS, OPERAs, ECOPLAN and ESP conference – Helping nature to help us.

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Bracenet develops fashion bracelets from ghost nets

Madeleine von Hohenthal, co-founder of Bracenet said: «It is the objective of Bracenet to make people aware of the pollution of the seas and oceans and inspire them to get actively involved. A very simple step for each individual and a stylish statement on your wrist».

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More news from Healthy Seas

The Healthy Seas divers in cooperation with AquaTec Diver Training and MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles performed a ghost net clean-up mission in Greece on 24 September.

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Embracing Estuaries – workshop results published

The workshop «Embracing Estuaries – Management of Natura 2000 sites in Estuaries and Sea Ports» took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 15 and 16 September 2016, and was part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process of the Atlantic Region.

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Best practice in restoration

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Europe held its bi-annual conference in Freising, Germany, from 22 to 26 August. The focus of the conference was «Best Practice in Restoration Ecology».

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Green-Go short film contest 2016!

CEEweb for Biodiversity is organizing the Green-Go Short Film Contest 2016.

The winners will be announced on 17 November 2016.

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Support the People4Soil initiative

One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) «People4Soil». You can sign the petition on the official website from 12 September 2016 to 11 September 2017.

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EU study on the ‘umbrella effect’ of Natura 2000

In 2015, the European Commission initiated a research project to assess the wider contribution of Natura 2000 to the conservation of species that are not in the annexes to the Nature Directives. This is the so-called ‘umbrella effect’ of Natura 2000.

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Second Atlantic Natura 2000 Seminar

25-27 October 2016, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland

The second Atlantic Biogeographical Seminar is a milestone in a continuing process of networking, information sharing and knowledge building, of direct benefit to stakeholders across the Region.

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Blue Eco Forum

25 November 2016, Barcelona, Spain

EUCC Mediterranean Centre is co-organizing this forum that will feature debates, workshops, exhibitions and meetings – virtual and face-to-face – with the participation of relevant actors from the Euro-Mediterranean political, economic and social world.

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EU FP7 OpenNESS project, Wijnja, van Uden & Delbaere (2016)

Ecosystem services in operation: case studies. European Commission FP7


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Hemert, A. van and N. McIntosh (2016)

 Mediterranean forest management and Natura 2000,

9 to 11 May 2016 – Workshop report


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The Journal for Nature Conservation

Volume 33 – September 2016


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